26.7 C
Abuja
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Deadly floods sweep away scores in Niger rep. amid heavy rain

At least 42 people have died as ongoing floods swamp eastern Niger republic, heavy rain started in June, but it was last week that the waters of the Niger River basin reached critical levels.

The country’s minister for humanitarian action says the river has been rising nearly 4in (10cm) each day.

Officials now say at least 5,000 houses have been destroyed in the flooding, leaving more than 65,000 people stranded.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is a risk of an outbreak of cholera.

Extreme weather is a common phenomenon in Niger.

Last year, a drought followed by severe flooding led to food shortages – a crisis that has been exacerbated by a decade-long insurgency by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which is active in the region.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Latest News

Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...

Breaking news! Tripoli seaport bombed, Turkish cargo ship targeted

A Turkish cargo ship carrying ammunition and weapons coming from Turkey was targeted by the Libyan army at the Tripoli port Tuesday, according to...

Libya rival factions prepare for long conflict

Libya’s combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, eastern factions close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues...

Over 20 Nigerians die in stampede at a refugee camp in Diffa, Niger

At least 20 Nigerian refugees, many of them women and children, have been killed in a stampede in Diffa south-eastern Niger, 10 sustained varying...

Finally FW De Klerk admits apartheid was a crime against humanity

Former South African president FW de Klerk on Monday apologized and withdrew his statement that the country’s former harsh system of racial separation known...

Equatorial Guinea tells UN, France illegally seized its ‘embassy’

Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris that the African nation insists operated...

Islamists attack church in Burkina Faso, killing pastor, 23 members

Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: